IDOC reports new case of COVID-19 at Pontiac Correctional Center

IDOC reports the new cases is a male inmate in his 20’s. (Photo courtesy: WJBC/File)

By AJ Harris and Blake Haas

PONTIAC – The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) is reporting one new confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Pontiac Correctional Center.

IDOC reports the individual is a male in his 20’s, who was asymptomatic at the time of testing. The inmate is currently recovering in isolation.

IDOC is also reporting one death due to complications related to COVID-19 at PCC.

The individual is a male in his 70’s, who has been hospitalized.

Livingston County Health Department officials were notified of the new COVID-19 case and death Thursday. Livingston County now has two deaths related to COVID-19.

Due to the increased COVID-19 activity at PCC, additional protective measures are being implemented to identify new cases and ensure the health and safety of staff and inmates, including more frequent testing.

AJ Harris can be reached at Andrew.Harris@Cumulus.com 

Blake Haas can be reached at Blake.Haas@Cumulus.com. 

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